Spending Cinco de Mayo at home isn’t any different than most years. Yes, there were times when I absolutely had to go out and share this occasion, but I’ve learned over time, that I make pretty great tacos and margaritas right at home. The filling for tacos can vary greatly, from basic chicken varieties to meatier carnitas-style and vegetarian. Most of the time, I think we’re splitting hairs when it comes to tacos because I haven’t met a taco I didn’t really like. In fact, sometimes the easier the taco recipe, the better results.
As margaritas go, I love me a skinny, but again I probably wouldn’t pass on a good margarita, as long as it was made fresh, and full of flavor. I tend to prefer a bit more tequila, and not too much frou frou, keeping the sweetness down to a minimum. Then there is the next decision, should I salt the rim? Always in my opinion. Salt gives a margarita the perfect sweet and salty balance that every good cocktail deserves.
So grab yourself a bag of tortillas and some simple taco ingredients to prepare one of these recipes below. Make sure the margaritas are cold and ready for when the tacos are done, and have yourself the best Cinco de Mayo right at home.